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Emily Brightwell


(Cheryl Arguile)
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aka Cheryl Lanham, Sarah Temple

Emily Brightwell is the pen name of Cheryl Arguile. She is the author of all twenty-three published titles in her Victorian murder mystery series, The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries.

Emily Brightwell lives in Southern California. She has also written romance novels as Sarah Temple and Young Adult novels as Cheryl Lanham.
 


Genres: Cozy Mystery, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Romance
 
Series
Mrs Jeffries
   1. The Inspector and Mrs Jeffries (1993)
   2. Mrs Jeffries Dusts For Clues (1993)
   3. The Ghost and Mrs Jeffries (1993)
   4. Mrs Jeffries Takes Stock (1994)
   5. Mrs Jeffries On the Ball (1994)
   6. Mrs Jeffries On the Trail (1995)
   7. Mrs Jeffries Plays the Cook (1995)
   8. Mrs Jeffries and the Missing Alibi (1996)
   9. Mrs Jeffries Stands Corrected (1996)
   10. Mrs Jeffries Takes the Stage (1997)
   11. Mrs Jeffries Questions the Answer (1997)
   12. Mrs Jeffries Reveals Her Art (1998)
   13. Mrs Jeffries Takes the Cake (1998)
   14. Mrs Jeffries Rocks the Boat (1999)
   15. Mrs Jeffries Weeds the Plot (2000)
   16. Mrs Jeffries Pinches the Post (2001)
   17. Mrs Jeffries Pleads Her Case (2003)
   18. Mrs Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney (2004)
   19. Mrs. Jeffries Stalks the Hunter (2004)
   20. Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight (2005)
   21. Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict (2006)
   22. Mrs Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans (2007)
   23. Mrs Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen (2007)
   24. Mrs Jeffries Holds the Trump (2008)
   25. Mrs Jeffries in the Nick of Time (2009)
   26. Mrs Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings (2009)
   27. Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind (2010)
   28. Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead (2011)
   29. Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up (2011)
   30. Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own (2012)
   31. Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide (2013)
   32. Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen (2013)
   33. Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away (2015)
   34. Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize (2016)
   35. Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong (2017)
   36. Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women (2017)
   37. Mrs. Jeffries Delivers the Goods (2019)
   38. Mrs. Jeffries and the Alms of the Angel (2019)
   39. Mrs. Jeffries Demands Justice (2021)
   40. Mrs. Jeffries and the Midwinter Murders (2021)
   41. Mrs. Jeffries Aims to Win (2023)
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Novels
   Kindred Spirits (1990) (as by Sarah Temple)
   Lifeline (1991) (as by Sarah Temple)
   The Liberation of Layla (1992) (as by Sarah Temple)
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Series contributed to
Dear Diary
   2. Remember Me (1996) (as by Cheryl Lanham)
   5. Dying Young (2000) (as by Cheryl Lanham)
   6. Fighting Back (2000) (as by Cheryl Lanham)
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Tear Jerkers
   5. Second Best (1996) (as by Cheryl Lanham)
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Life at Sixteen
   2. Good Intentions (1998) (as by Cheryl Lanham)
   3. No Guarantees (1997) (as by Cheryl Lanham)
   4. Second Best (1997) (as by Cheryl Lanham)
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Omnibus editions show
 
Emily Brightwell recommends
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Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace (2020)
(Felicity Carrol Mystery, book 2)
Patricia Marcantonio
"A must read."
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Murder at the Opera (2019)
(Atlas Catesby Mystery, book 3)
D M Quincy
"[Quincy] brings the English Regency vividly to life."
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Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders (2019)
(Air Warden Mystery, book 1)
Tessa Arlen
"Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders is a WWII gem of a novel with such a strong sense of time and place, you feel like you're there. Filled with characters you'll want to meet again, it's a compelling mystery that grabs the reader from the very beginning! A must-read for fans of historical fiction."

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